Q. I am wondering how can the 2nd coming can be like a thief in the night when the exact timing is spelled out in scripture in days and in feasts? Also, in the same way how could Israel pray that their departure not be in the winter or on the Sabbath, in relation to the 2nd coming?
I thought this would be in reference to the fleeing from the Admonination of Desolation and the subsequent fury of the anti-christ which is unleashed. Even in this I can understand how it could be moved to miss a Sabbath, but with all the feasts lined up how could the winter be missed?
A. It’s the exact timing of the end of the Great Tribulation that is spelled out. It’s 1260 days from the Abomination of Desolation. But as I showed in the article, the Lord was very specific about the fact that people on Earth at the time would not know the day or hour of the 2nd coming
The admonition to pray that their flight not be on a Sabbath or in the winter pertains to the appearance of the Abomination of Desolation, not the 2nd Coming. There is no connection between the Abomination and any specific day.